Sunday, August 14, 2016

Children's Church August 14, Who is God?

We begin a new study today. It is the Believe Series from Randy Frazee.
In the first lesson we ask the question, who is God.
The Bible answers this question, but before we get there let's go over some ideas.
The picture is from a painting by Michael Angelo. It is over five-hundred years old and forms part of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
It is and amazing work of art. But it is of man. What is of God? We are of God. He created us and that's what to painting shows, at least it shows us Michael Angelo's vision of what the creation of man looks like.
Our study today points us to Genesis 1-2. The Bible tells us here about God creating the heavens and earth and all that fills it, including mankind. The study asks us to consider God the Father when we study this section of Scripture. Here's a song to help us remember creation.

Day On Night and Day
Day Two Sky and Water
Day Three Plants and Land
Day Four Sun, Moon and Stars
Day Five Birds and Fish
Day Six Animals and Man
Day Seven God Rested.
That's How the world began.
Thanks DLTK

Let's also sing All Things Bright and Beautiful
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.

The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset, and the morning,
That brightens up the sky;

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.

Who else is God? That's right, He's one God in three persons. He's Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Our study next points us to Jesus' Baptism by John from Luke 3.  We see Jesus and the Son in whom God is well pleased and we see the Holy Spirit descending like a dove.
Let us pray. Heavenly Father, thank You that we know You. You are in our hearts and thoughts, be with us this week. Thank You for our families and care givers. Be with our teachers as school starts. We lift our church up to You for guidance and protection, love and mercy. We pray these things Jesus' sweet holy name. Amen.

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